PM launches slew of development projects in Jharkhand
he Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on April 06, 2017 launched development projects at Sahebganj in Jharkhand. He laid the Foundation Stone of a 4-lane bridge over the River Ganga, and a multi-modal terminal. The multi-modal terminal is an important component of the development of the National-Waterway 1 from Varanasi to Haldia.
The Prime Minister inaugurated the 311 kilometre Govindpur-Jamtara-Dumka-Sahebganj highway; and dedicated to the nation, a solar power facility at Sahebganj District Court Premises and Sahebganj District Hospital.
The Prime Minister also symbolically distributed certificates of appointment to constables of the Paharia Special India Reserve Battalion; and Smartphones to women entrepreneurs of Self-Help Groups.
Flagging off these infrastructure projects for Santhal Pargana, a backward tribal region in Jharkhand, PM Shri Narendra Modi said this was perhaps the first time since Independence that so many development programmes have been initiated in a single day in the region. Addressing a gathering at Sahibganj Police Lines, Modi said, “Development is the only way we can change the situation in Santhal Pargana.”
The Prime Minister said that these development projects will benefit the Santhal Pargana area, and lead to greater empowerment of the tribal communities. He said that the poor in India wish to lead a life of dignity, and seek opportunities to prove themselves. He said that he had full faith in their capability.
Shri Modi laid the foundation for a bridge on the Ganga, which will connect Sahibganj with Manihari (at Katihar in eastern Bihar), and the multi-modal transport (MMT) hub, which is a part of National Waterway-1.
He said the 6 km, four-lane bridge over the Ganga would not only connect Jharkhand and Bihar, but give Santhal Pargana access to entire eastern India, and beyond. “In Minister of Road Transport and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari who also addressed the gathering said, you have a minister who is capable of getting things completed within time. So rest assured; these two projects will be completed on time,” he said.
The PM exhorted the people to welcome Pahariya groups. “These people are more backward than other tribal communities. They are now getting integrated with the mainstream,” Shri Modi said.
The Prime Minister said that an era of honesty has begun in India. He sought the people’s blessings in his endeavour to ensure that the poor get their due.